Crucifixes and Religious Symbols Removed from San Juan de la Cruz School in Jaen

Country: Spain

Date of incident: May 31, 2006

After receiving a formal claim from the Ombudsman Jose Chamizo, the Council of Andalucia requested the Department of Education to remove crucifixes and other religious symbols from San Juan de la Cruz of Baeza school in Jaén. According to the media, only one parent had complaint to the Ombudsman to remove the crucifixes displayed in the classrooms.

The Andalucia Council allowed crucifixes only during religion class "while it lasts". School staff acting against this decision were warned to be subject to disciplinary measures.     Sources: